I've been considering a project car for about a year now. I've never done anything like it but feel like I know enough it's within the realm of possible. A few months ago I picked up a 'left in a barn for 15 years' 1970 GT that someone had started some body work on, disassembled some of the engine bay, then left it. So of course it was seized.
So far I've taken the head off, broken the bottom end free with Marvel and a breaker bar on the front of the crank, disassembled the head and got all of the stuck lifters and valves out and mostly cleaned up at this point. I was hoping to turn the bottom end over a bit with the head off using the starter but, wouldn't you know it, that didn't turn either. So I've pulled that off and got it freed up and some grease on it. I've run into issues getting the starter back together but that's another post. Since I had to make an account for that I thought I might as well stop by the intro section and say hi.
My interior's going to be a whole other thing and I, shockingly, have some underbody rust repair to do but I at least have mostly intact floor boards and the exterior body work someone else got started. That was the part I was really worried about being able to do. It's one thing to know mechanical theory but another to be able to beat metal into pretty shapes.
I'm hoping I can at least figure out if the engine's going to be any good before winter and if so have it able to pull on and off a trailer under its own power so I can haul it off for storage and free my garage up for my daily driver so I don't have to shovel that off every morning. My GT's not going to be a show car ever in its life but hopefully I'll get it running and mechanically sound enough to have some fun with.